In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Alissa Charley, who serves as Executive Director of the Hopi Credit Association (HCA), a federally certified Native CDFI that serves enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe in northeastern Arizona. Established in 1952 by a group of Hopi ranchers as a financial resource, HCA’s mission is “to enhance the quality of life by providing lending, financial education, and training opportunities for our Hopi Senom to become informed consumers.”
The U.S. GAO has released its report on Indian economic development that includes, among other objectives, the examination of economic development programs available to tribal entities.
In this latest edition of “Difference Makers,” NCN sits down with Rollin Wood, who serves as Executive Director of the Native Partnership for Housing, Inc. (NPH), a federally certified Native CDFI in Gallup, New Mexico. The Partnership serves the housing and homeownership needs of Native and also non-Native clients in the Four Corners region in both remote and urban areas. Offering a full range of services, it provides financial education and counseling for home buyers, flexible and affordable mortgage lending products, and quality design, build, and remodel services.
Funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and administered by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Regional Challenge provides each award winner funding to rebuild regional economies, promote inclusive and equitable recovery